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IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Cavity Wall Insulation) (QCF)

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Qualification Number 601/1440/X
Title IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Cavity Wall Insulation) (QCF)
Category National
Sector Building & Construction
Operational Start Date 11/01/2013
Operational End Date 30/04/2018
Total Units 5 Min Credit 28
Min Guided Learning Hours 97 Max Guided Learning Hours 121
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

About this Qualification

The IQ NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Cavity Wall Insulation) (QCF) is aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their competence and knowledge of Cavity Wall Insulation. The qualification is applicable for individuals working as insulation and building treatments installers on construction sites or domestic or commercial premises injecting insulation materials, fitting insulation materials to internal and external walls of buildings or laying loft insulation, and working to given specifications and customer requirements. By completing the 4 mandatory units all candidates will cover the essentials of Cavity Wall Insulation in Construction including general health, safety and welfare in the workplace; productive working practices in the workplace; moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace; installing cavity wall insulation in the workplace. Objectives of the qualification include preparing candidates to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level, or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding and supporting a role in the workplace.


This qualification is a competence element of the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Specialist, Pathway 12: Insulation and Building Treatments.

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If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve this qualification, learners must achieve 28 credits in total from the 4 units in the Mandatory Group. Learners may achieve additional credits from the elective Additional Unit; however, these credits will not count towards the overall credits for the qualification.

This qualification is not graded successful candidates achieve a pass.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
1Mandatory Units Group MA/503/1170Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace.27
1Mandatory Units Group MJ/503/1169Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace.310
1Mandatory Units Group ML/503/3070Installing Cavity Wall Insulation in the Workplace.1860
1Mandatory Units Group MF/503/1171Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace517
1Additional Unit Group OELD/600/8281Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace.827


Assessment is by portfolio.


Evidence for this qualification must come from the candidates consistent performance in the workplace and must meet the requirements of the ConstructionSkills Consolidated Assessment Strategy (see Appendix A located at the end of this document).

All knowledge elements must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding, these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal (ensure records are kept)
  • Essay
  • Other

Further guidance for each unit can be found in the assessment guidance relevant to each unit. All Assessment Criteria must be met in each relevant unit to achieve this qualification.

An Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim knowledge and competence is available to download from the IQ website.

Assessment for this qualification must also meet the requirements for Additional Requirements for Qualifications that use the title NVQ within the QCF (see appendix B located at the end of this document).

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

Centre Requirements



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